Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer, and what better way to celebrate than to start planting? While you make plans to plant in your yard, garden, or summer home, consider using native plants.
Enhance the Beauty of the Landscape
Native plants add a natural beauty to your landscape that introduced species cannot. The best part about working with native plants is the variety! There are so many different species and blooms to choose from that you can easily coordinate the plants with current flora.
Save Time on Maintenance
While introduced, or non-native, species require regular maintenance, native plants do not. You won’t have to spend as much money on fertilizer and planting materials, and you can save time watering each day. Most native plants thrive in their naturally occurring environment and will adapt easily depending on your location and soil type.
Ward Off Disease
By planting native plants, you can fight off insects, pests, and diseases naturally and without harmful chemicals. Planting a wide variety of native species attracts beneficial insects, and invaders will be less likely to harm your lawn or garden.
Attract Birds and Butterflies
Native plants provide shelter and food to birds, butterflies, and other fauna in your area. If you’re a bird-watcher, adding native plants to your landscape will improve your bird viewing experience. Imagine waking up to the sound of birds chirping and playing in your backyard!
Improve Air Quality
Non-native plants require consistent maintenance, and weed edgers, lawn mowers, and leaf blowers can quickly decrease the quality of air. By planting native plants, you can improve the air quality in your area drastically.
CONTACT AMERICAN NATIVE PLANTS
Whether you’re looking to restore a local wetland or beautify your property, American Native Plants can provide you with the right plants for the job. With an inventory of over 400,000 native trees, native shrubs, and herbaceous plants consider American Native Plants your one-stop shop for wholesale native plant needs. Peruse our catalog, give us a call, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+!
Be sure to visit our exhibit, Booth numbers 323 and 324, at the Mother Earth News Fair at the Frederick, MD Fairgrounds June 2-3, 2018!